June 6-8 at 7pm / June 9 at 4pm 
Prentis Park, Vermillion, SD / Live Outdoor Theatre / Free & Family Friendly 
Bring Chairs or Blankets / Food & Beverage Vendors 
About Us


The mission of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival is to engage, connect, and inspire communities by exploring our shared human experiences through inclusive, professional Shakespeare productions and theatre arts education.


SDSF’s 2019 season is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, South Dakota Humanities Council, South Dakota Arts Council, City of Vermillion, Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, United Way of Vermillion, and the University of South Dakota.




About the 2019 Director

Raised on traditional Mohegan stories andShakespeare, Madeline Sayet's work as a director uses minimalist magical realism to interrogate

questions of gendering, indigenous perspectives, and re-imagine classic plays to give voice to those who have been silenced.

A director of new plays, classics, and opera,  Sayet has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment for her work as a stage director, a TED Fellow, an MIT Media Lab Directors Fellow, a recipient of the National Directors Fellowship, a Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage Theatreand a National Arts Strategies' Creative Community Fellow. Her work has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as "enchanting," and the New York Times admired the "transparent and almost weightless" fluidity of the worlds she builds.

Learn more about Madeline Sayet here.

South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Director of Operations & Production (DOP)

Review of applications begins October 20, 2019

Position Description

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The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival strives to make our programs accessible to everyone.

For more information, questions, or to request accommodations, please contact us at (605) 622-0423, or company@sdshakespearefestival.org.

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